Empress Eugenia de Montijo Almost 50 years ago, I found a 310-page hefty volume, Ceremonias y Régimen de Coro, in the antiques shop of a prestigious bookseller in Madrid. It begins with a prologue of the then dean Pedro de Carvajal, dated in 1603. As Mr....

I lived my whole childhood in the alley of San José, but I went to the Ursulines School and to get there I had to border Toledo’s Cathedral and cross the passage of Balaguer, where old objects were exhibited. In those years, the Cathedral was...

In 1517, Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros ¬—confessor of the queen Isabella I of Castile, archbishop of Toledo, cardinal and general inquisitor, governor of the Kingdom of Castile twice, reformer before Luther and member of the Franciscan Order¬— died in the Burgos town of Roa. Five...

Visiting Toledo and visiting Toledo’s Cathedral are the same thing; It is impossible not to fall in love with the exuberance and beauty of such a great building. And although I do not know very well how old I would be when I first entered into...

Talking about the Holy Toledo’s Cathedral Church is talking about my most beloved place in the city. This holy space, a millenary temple of worship, produces in me an intimate retreat and devotion that fills me with peace. In addition of being one of the most...

Sacristy of Toledo’s Cathedral For me, the city of Toledo is the greatest monument to the transcendence of human life, a permanent appeal to the spiritual dimension of man, to the desires of eternity that are inscribed in our nature. Its streets, its monuments, its churches...

There is no other educational institution in Toledo more closely related to the Cathedral than the school where I was educated and began to become what I am today. The place where I spent a good part of my childhood and which allowed me to...

My parents brought me up in the Faith. Since I was a child I remember as usual going to Toledo’s Cathedral in order to see the Virgen del Sagrario. Every August 15 —the day of her biggest feast (the Assumption)—, I went to mass with...